The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics

@article{Gentzkow2009TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics},
  author={Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse M. Shapiro and Michael Sinkinson},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  year={2009}
}
We use new data on entries and exits of US daily newspapers from 1869 to 2004 to estimate effects on political participation, party vote shares, and electoral competitiveness. Our identification strategy exploits the precise timing of these events and allows for the possibility of confounding trends. We find that newspapers have a robust positive effect on political participation, with one additional newspaper increasing both presidential and congressional turnout by approximately 0.3… 
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